Teagasc to Host On-Farm Biogas Workshop28 March 2017 28 March 2017
Venue Animal Bioscience Research Centre, Teagasc Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath
The need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the Irish agriculture is driving interest in on-farm biogas plants. The Green Farm project was funded by Science Foundation Ireland in 2013 and has been investigating the technical and financial feasibility of anaerobic co-digestion plants on Irish pig farms. The project team is comprised of researchers from NUI Galway, Waterford Institute of Technology, and the Teagasc Pig Development Unit.
As part of this work, Teagasc is hosting a workshop on “assessing the viability of on-farm co-digestion systems” at 10.00am on 28th March 2017 in the Animal Bioscience Research Centre, Teagasc Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath.
Experts, from the Irish farming, energy, biomass and waste industry and Irish research institutes, have agreed to present on the potential for and the challenges facing the development of on-farm biogas plants in Ireland, particularly on-pig farm co-digestion of manure and food waste. Additionally, researchers within the Green Farm project will present their research results and its potential impact for industry. Topics to be discussed include-
- The economic potential for on-pig farm food waste biogas plants
- The barriers and incentives for the establishment of on-farm biogas plants in Ireland.
- On-farm biogas plants in Europe- a continental perspective.
The workshop will also include a tour of the newly established biogas plant located in Teagasc Grange, as well as a panel discussion on the future of anaerobic digestion in Irish agriculture.
A detailed agenda for the day will follow in the coming weeks. The event is free of charge but please register here.”